While its not news that on October 31st the first season of “The Walking Dead” on AMC beings, nor is it secret that it’s a short ordered (six episode) season. Well, director Frank Darabont has now confirmed that the show will be getting a second season, due to start filming in February to be aired at a still unknown time, and it will be extended to a thirteen episode season.
Talking about what he wants to do in the second season, Darabont had this to say.
“It would be great not just to get out of the heat, but to present a different idea to the audience visually and tonally by having it be winter. There’s some really cool stuff that Kirkman did, where they find the one zombie that’s frozen to the ground. I’d never seen that before and that’s really cool.”
This is making me think that he might be looking towards the second volume of the book for the second season, which could set a good pacing for the series. A volume or two per season, depending on content and length, and the show can stretch on for years.
And hey, isn’t the second season when Thomas Jane would be able to show up?
There is one thing that may change, however, as Darabont may have to debut his favorite Walking Dead character early, as being patient may be too difficult.
“Or when Michonne shows up – and boy, is she a character I can’t wait to get to – when she comes striding out of the wasteland like a Clint Eastwood f***ing spaghetti western character cross-melded with some samurai movie, like the Baby Cart character with the f***ing sword, and there’s just a little drift of snow in the air. I would love to put that on film.”
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